Who Sang Lover’s Wreck? Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm What's the Rumpus? cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-7-8
length: 3:57
producer: Steve Twigger
additional producer: Pat Murphy
co-producer: Ryan Lacey and Pat Manske
Lyrics

A hundred days at sea, A retch away from misery
Rummies and rats and tarry jacks my only family (break)
The island of salvation Is still a scream a way
As the lungs of the night Blow out the light my heart kneels Down to pray

(strait into chorus)
Lord why did you take her She meant so much to me
Now I’m a wretched soul on a privateer Drowning out at sea
I’m killing and I’m drinking My blue heart to black
But I swear oh lord I’ll never sin again If you bring her back
Gypsy was a siren, Dripping with desire
Her moonless hair and skin so fair as warm as frozen fire
She had the loyalty of a cat, behind those pale green eyes
Through her cherry lips, the devil slipped, a thousand lies
A clan of rogues and vagabonds, occupied her head
That thieving band took her pale white hand and stole her from my bed
And like a ghost ship in the night, She drifted out once more
To land upon the sand of another lover’s shore
Lord why did you take her She meant so much to me
Now I’m a wretched soul on a privateer Drowning out at sea
I’m killing and I’m drinking My blue heart to black
But I swear oh lord I’ll never sin again If you bring her back
In my sleeping mind she sings a sad and lonely lullabye
When I wake there’s just the ache it will haunt me till I die
When those winds of vanity no longer blow her west
I pray they’ll guide her home (across the foam) and put my heart to rest
Press gang filled this Man-o-War To make the black mouthed cannon roar
Now all my trade is ball and blade, and blood forever more
And the sting of salt and spray, the ocean’s howl and squall
A stumbling wreck, I roam the deck, at the devil’s beck and call at the devil’s beck and call
Lord why did you take her She meant so much to me
Now I’m a wretched soul on a privateer Drowning out at sea
I’m killing and I’m drinking My blue heart to black
But I swear oh lord I’ll never sin again If you bring her back


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 What’s the Rumpus?
  • 2 Lover’s Wreck
  • 3 Darcy’s Donkey
  • 4 The Mechanical Bull
  • 5 Human to a God
  • 6 Slim Jim and the Seven Eleven Girl
  • 7 Don’t Let the Truth Get in the Way (of a Good Story)
  • 8 The Samurai Set
  • 9 Beidh Aonach Amárach
  • 10 Death Ride to Durango
  • 11 Faithful Land
  • 12 If Good Times Were Dollars
  • 13 Floating the Flambeau
  • 14 The Night I Punched Russell Crowe

  • Release information
    label: Lost Again Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 020286122920
    script: Latin